GTCbio’s 5th International Conference on Vaccines: All Things Considered

GTCbio announces it’s the 5th anniversary of its vaccine conference held annually in Washington D.C.

Monrovia, CA, October 15, 2007 --( GTCbio is announcing the 5th anniversary of its vaccine conference held annual in Washington D.C. Vaccines: All Things Considered on November 7-9 gathers top industry and government officials to discuss recent developments on vaccines in production, as well as legal and funding issues. Presenters from FDA, CDC, NIH, BARDA, DHHS, Novartis, GSK Biologicals, Merck, Bavarian Nordic, Transgene, Acambis, BIO, IOMAI, and many more will present on vaccines in major markets, emerging and re-emerging markets, policy updates and new funding opportunities from public and private sources.

The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. David Kaslow, Vice President of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Franchise at Merck & Co. Dr. Kaslow’s presentation entitled “Beyond Conventional Vaccine Development: Challenges and Opportunities” will cover standards for developing and bringing a vaccine into market using examples such as Gardasil and RotaTeq as well as the future opportunities for new vaccines.

This year’s anniversary conference features a pre-conference workshop on Vaccine Manufacturing. The workshop, chaired by Dr. George Robertson of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the Department of Health and Human Services, will focus on the technologies and challenges of vaccine manufacture in today's marketplace including quality, safety, policy, and examples from the industry.

Vaccines: All Things Considered provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the vaccine market, including efforts of immunization from life threatening diseases such as HIV, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, new vaccine targets and methods of delivery, as well as regulatory and funding initiatives. For more information visit

About GTCbio

GTCbio organizes conferences specifically for the biomedical and biopharmaceutical industries. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of biopharmaceutical and biomedical intelligence between industry leaders, academic and government organizations, and the financial community.

GTCbio is a subsidiary of Global Technology Community, LLC, a privately held company founded in 2002.

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